Wartenberg Wheels

A Wartenberg wheel, also known as a Wartenberg neurowheel or Wartenberg pinwheel, was originally conceived as a medical device and is not to be confused with the clothing-pattern making tool, called a pounce wheel, that looks similar. The Wartenberg Wheel and was intended for neurological use and was invented by Belarus born inventor named Robert Wartenberg. Wartenberg conceived the handy little tool to test the skin sensitivity of a patient, by methodically rolling the tool over the surface of the skin. Wartenberg also first identified a neuropathy of the hand called the cheiralgia paresthetica caused by compression to the superficial branch of the radial nerve.

Original Design/Use of Wartenberg Wheel

If a patient could feel the teeth/spokes they would be able to tell the doctor or examiner where the sensation was coming from. If the sensations were impaired, this device would be used to isolate the area of damage. In a nutshell, that’s how it worked in the medical field.

Wartenberg Wheel Specifications and Function

This tool is typically made of stainless steel with a handle of approximately 7 inches long. The wheel spins freely and is fashioned with a series of evenly spaced sharp pins. The Wartenberg Wheel isn’t really used in a medical sense anymore but where they are, doctors and care providers have adopted a more hygienic option in the form of a disposable plastic version.

Wartenberg Wheel in BDSM

The tool may have lost its popularity in the medical field but it was just picking up steam in the bedroom. The Wartenberg wheel today is commonly used as a BDSM or sensation sex toy. Higher-end versions of this tool/soy can provide increased levels of pleasure when connected to a violet wand electrical device.

Anybody who knows anything about pleasure play and sex toys will tell you that the Wartenberg Wheels is a BDSM and Sensory Play must-have item, and it’s great for beginners too.

Appeal & Benefits of Wartenberg Wheel

With 20 sharp stainless-steel pins on each wheel, the Wartenberg Wheel is guaranteed to tease, torment, and drive your partner wild. Users of this toy/tool say it creates a variety of sensations with varying differences in pressure. To anyone starting out using this tool, since it is great for beginner level, experts recommend that you test out using it on yourself to get an idea of different techniques. Learn what is too much or what isn’t enough, what parts of the body does it stimulate more than others, is fast in one area better than slow in another? Anyone can use this tool but only those who are dedicated can master it.

Wartenberg Wheel Product Options

There are different models available of the Wartenberg Wheel. Some of them have multiple wheels, angled handles, various sizes, shapes, and colors, you can even find ones with different teeth length ad sharpness. There are even models available that have dual-heads, and they are said to work fantastically on the thighs under the buttocks and the back. They are typically inexpensive but you don’t necessarily want to look for the cheapest ones on the market. Some users have noted that cheaper models may result in ‘squeaky wheel syndrome.’ Don’t break the bank on one of these must-haves, but do look for a certain level of quality and you and your partner won’t be disappointed.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartenberg_wheel

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